Biomedical Informatics

  • Vanderbilt University

    New faculty Maizie Zhou: Unlocking genetic disorders through Big Data

    While studying prefrontal cortex development in adolescents, neuroscientist Maizie Zhou came to a realization that would dramatically alter her career path. Seeing how widespread autism was, but how few answers the scientific community had for those affected by it, she decided a different approach—one that is more data-driven and computational—was… Read More

    Dec. 1, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    REDCap data management tool reaches million user mark

    Developed in 2004 by BME research professor Paul Harris Fifteen years after it was launched, REDCap, Vanderbilt University’s research data management tool, has reached 1 million users throughout the world. REDCap, or Research Electronic Data Capture, is a web-based platform originally devised by Paul Harris,  professor of… Read More

    Aug. 22, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    Malin elected to National Academy of Medicine

    Bradley Malin, professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Computer Science, is among 85 newly elected members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the organization announced this week. Bradley Malin Formerly called the Institute of Medicine, the NAM was established in 1970 as the health arm of the… Read More

    Oct. 16, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Research shows patient privacy, ‘big data’ can coexist

      A Vanderbilt study shows that anonymization algorithms can provide privacy protection across multiple institutions as clinical data are released for research. (photo by Susan Urmy) A new study, led by investigators at Vanderbilt University, confirms that the scientific pursuit of so-called big data from hospitals and… Read More

    Jan. 29, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    New computer speeds clinical data collection

    Software engineer Jay Cowan with the new computer, called a data warehouse appliance, that is helping Vanderbilt scientists more quickly search, filter, analyze and annotate the de-identified medical records of approximately 2 million patients. (photo by Joe Howell) Tucked in a data center in the… Read More

    Apr. 26, 2013